Orofure (Sobetsu Town, Hokkaido)

Orofure
オロフレ
(北海道 壮瞥町)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until early March 2019
Official snow depth --- [updated on 12th December 2019]

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Orofure is located about 7km from the south east shores of Lake Toya in Sobetsu town, Hokkaido.

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.

The Mountain

454m
136m
318m
25"
5
800m
1
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
85%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
15%
0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Orofure Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
19/20
season
18/19
season
19/20
season
18/19
season
19/20
season
18/19
season
19/20
season
18/19
season
1st - - 1st - 35cm 1st - 55cm 1st - 50cm
2nd - - 2nd - 40cm 2nd - 65cm 2nd - 50cm
3rd - - 3rd - 35cm 3rd - 65cm 3rd - 50cm
4th - - 4th - 35cm 4th - 65cm 4th - 50cm
5th - - 5th - 40cm 5th - 65cm 5th - 48cm
6th - - 6th - 45cm 6th - 65cm 6th - 40cm
7th - - 7th - 45cm 7th - 75cm 7th - 40cm
8th - - 8th - 45cm 8th - 80cm 8th - 40cm
9th - - 9th - 45cm 9th - 80cm 9th - 40cm
10th - - 10th - 40cm 10th - 80cm 10th - 40cm
11th - - 11th - 40cm 11th - 75cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th - 35cm 12th - 75cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 38cm 13th - 75cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 35cm 14th - 75cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 35cm 15th - 75cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 40cm 16th - 75cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 40cm 17th - 70cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 45cm 18th - 70cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 40cm 19th - 70cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 40cm 20th - 65cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 40cm 21st - 65cm 21st - -
22nd - 30cm 22nd - 40cm 22nd - 65cm 22nd - -
23rd - 15cm 23rd - 40cm 23rd - 60cm 23rd - -
24th - 15cm 24th - 50cm 24th - 60cm 24th - -
25th - 25cm 25th - 50cm 25th - 60cm 25th - -
26th - 20cm 26th - 50cm 26th - 50cm 26th - -
27th - 25cm 27th - 50cm 27th - 50cm 27th - -
28th - 30cm 28th - 50cm 28th - 50cm 28th - -
29th - 30cm 29th - 50cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 30cm 30th - 50cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 30cm 31st - 50cm 31st 31st - -

Orofure Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Orofure. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Limited ski, snowboard equipment and wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a kids area near base with a sledging course. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a Board Park by the A Course. 

Orofure Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Orofure is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Orofure Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Older Child
Junior High School age
Senior
1 Day 2,910 yen 2,160 yen
4 Hours 2,160 yen 1,620 yen
1 Lift Coupon 210 yen 160 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,160 yen 1,620 yen
Season Ticket 29,160 yen 16,200 yen 21,600 yen 21,600 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Orofure

By public transport
Train
Train
19.5km from Nagawa Station on the Muroran Honsen line
20.2km from Datemombetsu Station on the Muroran Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
The nearest train station is Nagawa Station (20km) on the Muroran Honsen line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
19.1km from the Date IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 453 (3.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 2
Direction
Direction
Orofure is about 19km from the Date IC on the Hokkaido Expressway.

From the Date IC exit head striaght on until reaching Route 37. Turn right onto Route 37 and then about 4.5km later turn onto Route 453. Continue on this road for about 15km and then turn left onto Prefecture Road 2. The ski hill is about 4km off this road.

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Parking
Parking
There is parking for about 250 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Bankei 204-5
Sobetsu-cho
Usu-gun
Hokkaido
052-0015
Telephone
Telephone
0142-65-2323
2019-2020 UPDATES
9th December 2019: Most ski resort information for the 19-20 has been updated, but some work remains as we ourselves wait for information. We will get it completed as quickly as possible. More about updates here
Current resort snow depth
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